Fig-Tea fragrance notes

  • Head

    • fig, osmanthus, davana
  • Heart

    • mat? absolute, coriander, jasmine
  • Base

    • gaiac wood, amber

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Root beer or soda-like sweetness, bubblegummy, there is the green fig leaf, but it's coated in cola syrup, and there is also the tea, but it's more like bubbletea than black or green tea. It's fairly warm as well. Not my cup of Fig Tea, but it's not without its merits. Decent performance. Do not buy blind, unless you like warm root beer of course.
8th June 2023
I don't get any fig, but I do get a citrus-osmanthus accord with a tea backdrop. Excellent. Just poorly named.

Not as polished as Osmanthe Yunnan, but a great, relaxed alternative if you want something brighter and glossier, without the leathery undertones.
13th January 2023

I don't get too much fig - maybe just a brief glimpse of it in the opening. The citruses in the opening remind me of Pomelo Paradis. There isn't too much progression, so it stays pretty linear. The drydown is a pleasant fruity tea, like something you'd get at Starbucks. It's not a cheap-smelling scent, but it's not spectacular either. I just feel like I could get something similar for cheaper.
2nd September 2022
I only get a very fleeting burst of actual fig, before it's overtaken by the woody, faintly tobacco-like note of davana blossom, & an osmanthus that smells more like peaches than the usual apricot. I'm not sure what mate smells like, but this perfume could be said to resemble a fruit tea. The lemony-herbal note of coriander drifts in & out, before it all begins to turn milky, with the slight crispness of fig leaves. At around the ninety minute mark, the milky accord begins to dominate, & sniffing up close I detect a little dessicated coconut. From here it simply fades, & is barely detectable after five hours.
Anyone looking for a fig-dominant scent will probably be disappointed with this one, but for me it makes a suitably light, fresh & inoffensive summer work scent, easily wearable by either gender. You just need to carry some with you so you can reapply.
13th June 2018
I just get a quiet sort of milky, ozonic scent with tea and osmanthus. I don't get fig on my skin. Interesting to sniff but not "me".
15th September 2017
This is a weird one. Every time I spray it on, I'm like "oh no! Really?" Because it smells exactly like ripe figs and reminds me of the day I spent harvesting and processing about a gallon of fig jam. A lot of stirring over a hot stove, burned and prickled fingers and the smell of hot ripe fig.
Fortunately the opening lasts about ten minutes and then it's a fantastic tea scent. Black tea, scented with an apricot or osmanthus aspect. It's straightforward, beautifully dry and long lasting. I don't really think of it as a great fragrance but it's enormously satisfying when I'm craving something crisp, dry and uncomplicated.
27th April 2016
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